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On 9/20/2021 at 4:12 PM, Smoke Wagon said:

That’s a great project. Another c class camper was done a while back on the forum, but it used a Dodge B van cab and chassis. Are you planning to use the engine that came in the Ford van kit or are you planning on swapping in a 460? 

Is this the one? If it helps, part of my siding is scribed, and part of it is cut from the Open Road camper. Can't wait to see the Ford done! I'll be following!

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7 hours ago, Repstock said:

Is this the one?

Yes @Repstock that’s the one! Top notch build and some of the best detailing I’ve ever seen put into a model.

Excited to see your Ford take shape too, @Oldmopars. C class campers are fun stuff. Many a time I rode on the overhead bunk looking out the front facing window on the way home as a kid. 

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23 hours ago, Repstock said:

Is this the one? If it helps, part of my siding is scribed, and part of it is cut from the Open Road camper. Can't wait to see the Ford done! I'll be following!

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Is there a build thread for this one? If so, can you link it here?

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19 hours ago, Repstock said:

This is pretty much all the pics I have. I hope they can help you..

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Nice work, Tom! You integrated the parts from the Open Road Camper kit so neatly and then added quite a few of your own in the same style, perfectly! Love the dual rear wheels too, you don't miss a thing! Thanks for sharing!

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So I had some time today to work on this. I am out of town, so it all had to be digital. I found a picture of a Motorhome of the style I want to build. I loaded the picture into a program my company has and traced it, then resized it to the right size. I then flipped it over and using a picture of the other side created something close. Our program allows you to print actual size, so I a going to print it and use those prints to cut out the sides. 

Once the sides are done, I can create the interior. I need to see if I can find interior pictures of this MH or just create my own. I know that the bathroom will be in the rear and I can see the kitchen would be an the passenger side. Should not be to hard to draw from there, I own a real 1:1 Travel trailer and can use the interior to scale from. 

This may be a slow build, I want it to be a quality build, and with my ADD if I don't take a break from it to build other projects, I will just rush it and it will be just OK. 

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22 hours ago, Oldmopars said:

So I had some time today to work on this. I am out of town, so it all had to be digital. I found a picture of a Motorhome of the style I want to build. I loaded the picture into a program my company has and traced it, then resized it to the right size. I then flipped it over and using a picture of the other side created something close. Our program allows you to print actual size, so I a going to print it and use those prints to cut out the sides. 

Once the sides are done, I can create the interior. I need to see if I can find interior pictures of this MH or just create my own. I know that the bathroom will be in the rear and I can see the kitchen would be an the passenger side. Should not be to hard to draw from there, I own a real 1:1 Travel trailer and can use the interior to scale from. 

This may be a slow build, I want it to be a quality build, and with my ADD if I don't take a break from it to build other projects, I will just rush it and it will be just OK. 

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Drawing looks good, but rear door should be a bit taller.

 

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So great to draw it up on the computer! Always wanted to do a proper drawing of my scratchbuilts but wound up using fuzzy screenshots or measured photos. You’re off to a great start, doing the hard planning now.
 

There are some sites with camper brochures, got some photos myself for the Hess GMC Training Van

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1 hour ago, Repstock said:

Drawing looks good, but rear door should be a bit taller.

 

I agree. I will make the rer door taller. I wenton line to see what the doors were and the one I found was 30x72. I think I need to go with an 84in door instead. 

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1 hour ago, hct728(Bob) said:

So great to draw it up on the computer! Always wanted to do a proper drawing of my scratchbuilts but wound up using fuzzy screenshots or measured photos. You’re off to a great start, doing the hard planning now.
 

There are some sites with camper brochures, got some photos myself for the Hess GMC Training Van

Yes, this way I can keep everything in scale. I have had issues in the past keeping the scale correct when I just eyeball it. 

The next step will be some CAD work, Cardboard Aided Design. Glue the drawing to some cardboard and make sure it all mocks up correctly before cutting up some expencive styrene. 

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55 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

Yes, this way I can keep everything in scale. I have had issues in the past keeping the scale correct when I just eyeball it. 

The next step will be some CAD work, Cardboard Aided Design. Glue the drawing to some cardboard and make sure it all mocks up correctly before cutting up some expencive styrene. 


Smart idea..

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